What Is Grasscycling?
Grasscycling is the natural process of leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. The clippings quickly decompose, returning the nutrients to the soil. This can reduce water and fertilizer requirements, mowing time, the cost of green waste collection, and the cost to MRF processing waste.
How Do I Grasscycle?
Proper mowing is required for successful grasscycling. It is best to cut the grass when the surface is dry and keep the mower blades sharp. Follow the 1-third rule. Mow the lawn often enough that no more than 1-third of the length of the grass blade is removed in any 1 mowing.
You can grasscycle with most mowers. Simply remove the collection bag and allow clippings to drop on the lawn.
If your mower does not have a safety flap covering the opening where the bag fits into a chute, contact your local retailer to purchase a retrofit kit. Mulching mowers and blades are also available.